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No surprise at the unique libations coming out of DC Area distilleries, bars, and restaurants

NEW:  Barbera d’Asti
Barbera d'Asti is one of the fine wine world's greatest values. Thanks to Barbera d'Asti's freshness, bright fruit flavors laden with red cherries, raspberries, and blueberries, light tannin load and mouthwatering acidity, these wines show finesse and lift.

NEW:  Blue Note Bourbon
Blue Note Bourbon, has announced the newest addition to its award-winning portfolio, Blue Note Crossroads.  Bottled at 100 proof, this unique expression combines Blue Note Bourbon with aromatic flavors of toasted French oak,  baking spices, toasted almond, Manuka honey, roasted marshmallow, and vanilla. Created across two years of research and development in partnership with Tonnellerie Radoux, a boutique wine cooperage in central France, Blue Note Crossroads amplifies the growing popularity of toasted oak finished bourbons.

Catoctin Creek 
Catoctin Creek has launched their Roundstone Rye. Enjoy a classic Manhattan - 2 oz Catoctin Creek Roundstone Rye, 1 oz Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, and a dash of your favorite bitters. 120 W Main Street Purcellville, VA; 540.751.8404;

NEW:  Dawson’s Wine Club
Dawson’s Wine Club has specially curated wines from around the world. Guests can choose from a 4 bottles package or 2 bottle package. Wines are selected each month with a special theme based on region, varietal, growing method, or season. All members will have access to live and recorded wine video featuring the selected wines explained by one of our wine enthusiasts. 2001 S Street NW; 240.428.1386;

NEW:  DC Beer Week
DC Beer Week is here from September 19-26th, and Atlas Brew Works is excited to announce its DC Beer Week lineup. Atlas fans can enjoy $1 off pints, six-packs, crowlers, and more of a featured beer each day of the promotional week at the Ivy City location. Highlighted beers include Ninja Sauce, Silent Neighbor, Blood Orange Gose, District Common, Dance of Days, Bullpen Pilsner, Ponzi, and Festbier. atlasbrewworks.com 

Din Din
Din Din has collaborated with Bar Therapy Events to offer mocktails. Mocktail offerings include the skinny Margherita, the kalani, and more. Each is handcrafted and made fresh. Use promo code: mocktails for 20% off your entire order for new and existing customers. 

Laithwaites has rebranded with a new look. With a 50-year history of wine pioneering and award-winning service, Laithwaites gives its customers access to the world’s most interesting and best-value wines, while sharing the fascinating stories behind them. Laithwaites’ rebrand includes a new, mobile-led experience that allows for customization and flexible membership options. Customers can look forward to discovering top-quality, wonderfully affordable wines, from smaller, boutique wineries, unavailable elsewhere. Buying options include personalized subscription cases or one-off purchases from a broad online range.   laithwaites.com

Lulu’s Winegarden
Lulu’s Winegarden has launched it’s “golden hour” which is hosted Tuesday through Friday everywhere throughout the restaurant, features specials on some of Lulu’s best-selling bites (including a new limited-season hatch chile burger), wines by the glass and bottle, cocktails, craft drafts and Mexican beers. 1940 11th Street NW;  luluswinegarden.com

NEW:  Pizza Paradiso 
Pizza Paradiso is offering their “Out of Market” tap takeovers this month. Each Tuesday, a different, “out of market” independent beer will be added to Paradiso’s existing tap list for the day. Beers have been selected by Pizzeria Paradiso beer consultants and ANXO Hospitality co-founders Sam Fitz and Cooper Sheehan. Upcoming taps include the Wildflower Brewing & Blending’s St. Thomas: an Australian wild ale refermented with cherries, and the Tilted Barn’s Double Dry Hopped Cactus Double IPA. 4850 Massachusetts Avenue NW; 202.885.9101;


NEW:  Pratt Standard
Pratt Standard is offering seasonal varieties. Their new fall flavors include earl gray vanilla (premium whole-leaf Earl Grey tea, fair-trade organic cane sugar, and whole vanilla beans in every bottle), cranberry orange, and more.
Prattstandard.com NEW:  Toastworthy Rolling Orchard
Toastworthy has rolled out its new fall-worthy theme and new seasonal cocktails, including the Rolling Orchard Kit. The Rolling Orchard Kit includes plaid blankets, local apples for snacking, pumpkin and fall decor.

NEW:  Tenth Ward
Tenth Ward Distilling Company has entered the world of ready-to-drink beverages with the release of two new canned cocktails: The Corpse Reviver No. 10 and the Smoked Whiskey Sour. Both flavors are available for retail purchase at Tenth Ward’s Cocktail Lab located in Downtown Frederick, Maryland, and for wholesale purchase to liquor stores and restaurants throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C. 55 E Patrick Street, Frederick, MD; 301.360.5888;